See it if you enjoy Quinn. CQ is more stand-up than of theater. The history is fun, the characters vivid. Still, some material seems misguided.
Don't see it if the idea that the old days were better bothers you. It was better for white men. The second half lags. I had fun, but it's not real theater.
See it if You like funny standups!
Don't see it if you can't laugh at yourself.
See it if You want to hear a very cynical and very funny view of the way New York City has developed and changed.
Don't see it if You will be bothered by the fact that you're paying about $1 a minute to be there.
See it if you like one person shows, or comedians or Quinn himself. You should be interested in politics and probably liberal although not necessarily
Don't see it if you don't think Quinn is funny or if you don't like one person shows. The show is very political and also quite similar to his Netflix stuff
See it if you love collin quinn and relate to growing up with a mix race
Don't see it if you hate collin quinn
See it if How can you not love Colin Quinn?
Don't see it if You don't like one man comedies.
See it if you are a huge Colin Quinn fan and don't mind an audience of anti-vax red hats
Don't see it if you have to spend more than $30 on it - the show is only 70 minutes and less than half of that made me laugh
See it if you enjoy semi-historically/ raically-based observational comedy, or Colin Quinn.
Don't see it if you are easily offended, have no ethnic background, or hate New York.
"Just as theater is always dying, New York is perpetually over. Complaining about its demise, however, remains one of its wonderful traditions, and Colin Quinn, a comic alert to ritual, plants himself firmly in the middle of it in his new monologue, 'The New York Story,' a nostalgic lament that makes for a lovely summer evening."
"The raspy-voiced comedian delivers his distinctive combination of killer one-liners and astute observations. The evening has a well-honed seamlessness that, combined with the unified themes, raises the stand-up routine to satisfying theater. This is one 'New York Story' you want to hear."
"The subtext of Quinn's new show, is that we should celebrate our polyglot heritage and lose the politically correct tendency to squeeze everyone into the same mold. And if that means unearthing all the old stereotypical tropes we tried to bury, well, he’s got a million of them — and they’re all hysterically offensive."
"Quinn takes few liberties with his well-honed formula of cantankerous street wisdom and affectionate ethnic observations...His default position of defense against political correctness seems as much humble-brag as genuine iconoclasm...As subversive ethnic humor goes, 'The New York Story' is pretty fang-free."
"Quinn’s best solo show yet. So strong is the material that it doesn’t need the few flourishes devised by director Seinfeld. The topic is the comedian’s hometown — how its character was formed by wave after wave of ethnic groups. He smartly takes the edge off potentially sensitive material by filtering it through personal reminiscences."
"Quinn is our very own griot. He serves up our past on a platter and hand feeds us one morsel after another, careful not to go too fast so that we don’t choke from laughing at the hot pepper of truth packed in each nugget. He is sloppy and unkempt and at times appears not to know his next line. It’s all a ruse. Colin Quinn is the guy on the corner shuffling the three cups around asking you to find the hidden nut inside."
"Today pickles can be artisanal, but people are generic. The same might be said of Quinn’s show. 'The New York Story' is an amusing enough diversion. But there’s nothing so unique about his version of the Big Apple saga."
"Quinn's musings are full of Seinfeld's brand of observational humor. Quinn has a chummy rapport and brings plenty of laughs, but..It's too bad he didn't delve deeper into New York culture, rather than just bring up stereotypes. That being said, Quinn has a remarkable ability to employ racial humor without being the slightest bit offensive."